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This is the feedback we have received about hosting weddings at Bignor Park….
‘One last bit of correspondence from us in 2019 to say one final enormous thank you for making out wedding day quite truly the best day of our lives. Choosing Bignor Park for our reception was the easiest decision of the entre process of getting married and we couldn’t have asked for a more brilliant co-ordinator / advice giver / agony aunt than you!’ Rebecca and James, Bride and Groom September 2019
‘We’re relaxing in Tuscany, still reliving the best day ever. Thanks so much for all of your help - we’ve had so many people complimenting the venue and saying how fantastic the whole day was. We even got a few ‘best wedding ever!’ remarks - although they were quite merry by that point!’ Sarah and Dominic, Bride and Groom September 2019
‘We had the most perfect day on 31st August. We were so happy all afternoon, everything worked out beautifully. I am certain that our day would not have gone as smoothly without all your help and we cannot thank you enough for everything you have done over the last year or so. Your wide local knowledge and understanding of the venue meant your advice was spot on throughout the planning. Thank you for your patience, friendliness and kindness - you are incredible and any bride and groom couldn’t wish for a better person to have in their corner.
Bignor Park is a truly beautiful venue and we are so pleased we chose it for our wedding. We genuinely felt a little tearful leaving on Monday afternoon. I think the South Downs will always be a very special place for us.’ Lauren and John, Bride and Groom August 2019
‘We can't thank you enough, we had the most amazing day and it was everything we wanted and how lucky were we with the weather! So many people commented on the setting. The whole day was so relaxed which is what we were aiming for and everything went to plan. Thank you so much again for making the whole journey enjoyable and not stressful.’ Jenny and Paddy, Bride and Groom July 2019
‘Thank you for all your support and help to make our day so magical, it was absolutely perfect!’ Kate and Ashley, Bride and Groom July 2019
‘Thank you for making our wedding day so magical. We may have had some rain, but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits! We have had so many lovely complements on how amazing the day was and the venue – thank you for all your help before and during!’ Rachel and Chris, Bride and Groom June 2019
‘We just want to say the biggest thank you to you, we honestly don't think the day could have gone any better. We and our guests thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and know that's because of your amazing planning, steering us in the right direction, and care! Thank you for giving us the best day!’ Charlotte and Joe, Bride and Groom May 2019
‘Thank you so much for an incredible day. As soon as we came to Bignor and met you we knew it was where we wanted to get married. It truly is a very special place and was exactly what we wanted for our day. We had so many comments from people saying how amazing Bignor is - those views and discovering all the different areas! Thank you for all your help in the lead up, you were so helpful and knowledgeable with offering advice on timings, suppliers, set up etc. It made things so easy and stress-free throughout. We really do wish we could do the whole process again!’ Rebecca and Joe, Bride and Groom May 2019
‘We so enjoyed ourselves and everyone who came hasn’t stopped raving about the location. Many thanks again for all of your assistance over the past twelve months. It has been great and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. It really has been a pleasure working with you. Our experience couldn’t have been better.’ Grace and Jimmy, Bride and Groom April 2019
‘Words cannot describe how grateful we are for all you did to make out wedding day as unforgettable as it was. Everything you did behind the scenes didn’t go unnoticed, thank you so much. We had the most fantastic wedding day and loved every minute of it - like other married couples we feel sad it is over but we have the memories to treasure.’ Meg and David, Bride and Groom February 2019
‘Just a quick message before we leave for honeymoon tonight to say a huge thank you for yesterday!! Everything went so smoothly (and unbelievably to time!) and I know we have you to thank for that. We also had so many compliments on the venue itself, which looked so stunning in the unexpected sunshine. Thanks so much again for all of your help throughout the process, we couldn’t have been happier with how everything went.’ Camilla and Tom, Bride and Groom September 2018
‘Thank you for all your meticulous help during the planning of the wedding, the run up, and particularly during the day. It was so reassuring to know that you would co-ordinate all the various aspects, and the whole day ran so smoothly from our point of view so that we didn't have to worry about anything and just enjoyed ourselves throughout. It was such a happy day and Bignor Park completely lived up to expectations.’ Mother of the Bride, September 2018
‘Thank you so much for all your help. The event was wonderful! Couldn't have done it without you! We wish you all the best for the future and many more joyous occasions like ours.’ Edita and Abid, Bride and Groom August 2018
‘We just wanted to write to you to say a huge thank you for everything you've done. You have been so organised with guiding us along the way, next steps we need to take and helping us prioritise over the two years leading up to the big day. In addition, helping us navigate our way through traditions to keep or ignore, and giving us the reassurance that we were doing okay! Without you, we know the day would not have run as smoothly as it did. I'm sure there are so many extra things that you did to ensure our day was amazing that we don't even know about, so thank you for all of that as well!!
Bignor Park was just the most beautiful setting and we can honestly say it was the happiest day of our lives. We were so lucky with the weather, the whole day from start to finish was wonderful. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the grounds and gardens were, and how stunning the scenery was. We want to relive it all over again! Having been away from friends and family for so long it was amazing being able to have them around to set-up days before and camping on the night - croissants for breakfast the next day with the views of the downs were incredible. We will always remember waking up to that view. The whole thing was truly magical.’ Josephine and Luke, Bride and Groom July 2018
‘We would like to say a huge thank you to Ned and his family for such a wonderful venue and to all the staff who worked so hard to make the day so memorable, so many people have said what a beautiful place it is and what a lovely picturesque setting for a wedding, it was a truly perfect day. Finally a huge thank you to you Louise for everything that you have done throughout this whole process and always with a smile on your face. We hope that the wedding season continues to be a huge success for all of you!’ Parents of the Bride, July 2018
‘Thank you so much for all of your help and support, our day was perfect and even now people are still raving about it! I don't think we would've had the same day if it wasn't for your input and guidance - you're such a pro and a credit to Ned and Clare in managing their venue. We felt completely reassured after every meeting and email, and everything was made so easy for us, we really do appreciate every effort and minute of your time spent ensuring we had an incredible day. It really was our dream venue!’ Sophie and Mark, Bride and Groom July 2018
‘Thank you for everything over the last year, last Saturday was even better than we had anticipated and we had the most wonderful happy day. Everyone commented on how stunning the venue was and the weather made it all the better! Bignor Park truly is such a special place for us both. Hope the rest of the season goes well and best wishes to all the next batch of couples for good weather!’ Jemma and Russ, Bride and Groom June 2018
‘We had such an amazing day and wanted to thank you so much for all your help and suggestions. Bignor is such a special place and I am so glad we choose it. I still can't quite believe what perfect weather we had!! Thank you again for all of your help we really couldn't have done it without you.’ Florence and Johan, Bride and Groom September 2017
‘We had the most amazing wedding day and loved every minute of it! Everything went as we had hoped and we couldn't have wished for a better day! Thank you so much for all of your help and involvement, you've been invaluable to us and we thank you for all of your support throughout.’ Carly and Chris, Bride and Groom September 2017
‘Thank you very much indeed for all you did to make Camilla and Chris’s wedding day(s) so memorable. Your help and advice throughout the long preparations beforehand and then on both Friday and Saturday were invaluable and much appreciated by us all. Your efficiency and professionalism, including your attention to detail and speed of answering our many queries in advance of the big days, were exemplary and we were extremely grateful for your calming presence on both the days, as well as for sorting out any minor problems that occurred! Bignor Park is the most beautiful setting and it is very kind of Ned and Clare to share their beautiful gardens and outbuildings with couples, their families and friends, for their weddings. Thank you very much indeed for your part in making Camilla and Chris’s ceremonies so moving and the following celebrations so successful.’ Parents of the Bride, August 2017
‘Thank you so so much for all of your help with our wedding last week. I literally had the best day and the weather held for the ceremony hurrah! The whole thing ran smoothly and I had complete confidence that when I arrived on the Saturday you had it under control! I feel that Bignor Park is such a blank canvas and it's really what you make of it and I hope you liked how I dressed it! Although I must say this wouldn't have been possible without your recommendations and suggestions over the last year! Honestly anyone that wants to book next year would be lucky to have you, I very much feel the venue itself is only half the equation, you are certainly are the other half!’ Katherine and Ned, Bride and Groom July 2017
‘It was certainly the best day of our lives, and Bignor Park with that weather was the perfect setting - we couldn't have hoped or asked for more. Thanks for all your help in the lead up to it and during the day itself. We wish you all the best for the rest of your weddings this year.’ Christina and Stuart, Bride and Groom June 2017
‘Thank you so much for everything over the past year, the wedding day was more than I could have imagined and hoped for and it was all so beautiful with the sun out and everyone there. I never thought we would make it after having Henry and a pretty manic 4 months, but your help and support made it possible. I always felt so much calmer after seeing you as you have everything so well organised. We all started to feel like Bignor was our home after being there Wednesday through to Sunday. A huge thank you to everyone who helped out too and works there, they were all so lovely, especially Joanna, Louise and Beth. Richard and I had a walk around the gardens on our own on Sunday after everyone had left and it made me so emotional, it is such a stunning place.’ Katy, Richard and Henry, Bride, Groom and baby son May 2017
'Thank you for all your help towards our wedding both in the lead up, and also ensuring the smooth running of everything on the day. You’ve been fantastic, from your professional advice to your interest in our plans, it felt like you were genuinely interested and invested in making sure we have the most wonderful day. And we really did have the most fantastic day – we felt so lucky to have been able to get married and hold our reception in such a stunning and perfect venue.' Jessica and Adam, Bride and Groom September 2016.
'I have no idea where to start, but when I look back at the long process of organising a wedding the first thing I remember is meeting you and instantly feeling that Bignor Park was the only place for us. You were so wonderful. I never felt worried about anything, you are AMAZING! We cannot thank you enough!' Penny and Damian, Bride and Groom September 2016
'We had the most fabulous and magical day thanks to the extended Bignor team. Bignor Park is the most beautiful place and a special part of the world - we feel privileged to have been able to get married there.' Robyn and Tom, Bride and Groom August 2016
'Thank you so much for making our day so special, for all your thoughtfulness and reassurance. We simply couldn’t have wished for a better place to get married or for a more wonderful person to help us with our day. You made our dreams come true!' Dawn and Barry, Bride and Groom August 2016.
'We really did have the most amazing day. You were absolutely incredible, thank you so much! Everything you did was without a question and I really do feel you went over and above your duties to help us have the best day ever.' Sarah and Richard, Bride and Groom July 2016
'We truly had the best day of our lives!' Ellie and Andy, Bride and Groom July 2016
'Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding, none of which would have been possible without your patience, warmth and sheer determination to make it as special as it was. We can’t thank you enough!' Shenae and Jason, Bride and Groom June 2016
'We had the most fantastic day, we loved every second of it and felt the atmosphere and spirit were truly amazing. We can't thank you enough for all your help and support since we decided to get married at Bignor Park, your advice and expertise has been priceless. Bignor Park will always hold a truly special place in our hearts and we were really sad to leave it – our wedding was a day we will never forget.' Alice and Howard, Bride and Groom May 2016
'Thank you so so much for the role you had to play in our wedding preparation and the day. It was fantastic, we couldn’t have been happier with how it all went.' Laura and Andy, Bride and Groom April 2016
'Our guests were blown away by the venue, all the different indoor areas suited our rustic, travel themed wedding perfectly. Getting married outdoors in the stunning gardens at the Loggia could not have been more perfect. Drinks served on the lawn overlooking the South Downs went down a storm and our photos are incredible. Having all the different areas give you such a great space to work with, and guests love how different this venue is against a hotel. Ned, Clare, all the Merseys and the estate team are the nicest people, and will do everything to make your day special. The biggest asset I have to highlight is Louise. As the venues wedding coordinator she is incredible. She will keep you calm, she will keep you coordinated, and she will do everything in her powers to help you. Her recommendations on suppliers are spot on, and she can answer any number of questions you throw at her - she truly is amazing. Bignor Park is amazing - go and visit and you will fall in love. Getting married at Bignor Park is not only amazing, but it is a real privilege. Sarah and Tom, Bride and Groom September 2015
'Chris and I would just like to say a big thank you for all your help with Ed and Chloe's wedding. It was for them, and us, the most perfect day. A simple, informal occasion, in the sunshine, beautiful gardens and views, full of love, laughter and happiness. Your advice, guidance and ensuring everything went smoothly on the day was so appreciated. Ed and Chloe will be able to look back on their big day with great pleasure.' Chris and Ann, parents of the Groom, September 2015
'Everyone is still raving about our wedding and the venue! Thank you for everything Louise you couldn't have been more helpful and supportive! Can’t wait to see all of Ali's photos!' Jess and Jordan, Bride and Groom September 2015
'We had an amazing day and all our guests were very impressed with the venue. We have some amazing photos around the venue with the gorgeous views, and of course the weather really topped it all off! Thanks for all your support and help.' Sarah and Seb, Bride and Groom August 2015
'Thank you so much for looking after us at Bignor Park and helping with making our day so special. It was amazing!' Bryony and Richard, Bride and Groom August 2015
'We just wanted to say thank you for everything, we had a wonderful day. It has truly been a pleasure to meet you and I'm sure we will be back at Bignor as soon as we can. As you know we fell in love with the place as soon as we saw it.'Claire and Olly, Bride and Groom July 2015
'Guy and I just wanted to say thank you to you so so much for all your help with planning and the day itself. Your wonderful fun suggestions, practical and sensible advice and professionalism throughout and calming influence on the day meant we were able to enjoy every single minute of it and it has been such a pleasure since the beginning to plan our wedding at Bignor Park. Every single person without exception commented on how amazing Bignor Park is as a venue I could never have imagined we would find such a perfect venue and also caterers!' Ebru and Guy, Bride and Groom June 2015
‘Thanks for all your help on the day and in the run-up. We had a fantastic time and had so so many compliments about Bignor Park. It will always be a very special place for us now.’ Stephanie and Alex, Bride and Groom September 2014
‘Thank you so much for helping to make our day so spectacular - it really was perfect from start to finish. Raj and I were so relaxed and happy the whole day, and all of our guests were saying how fabulous it was. I know how much work you put in to making it so special for us and we can't thank you enough. Your support and help throughout the entire process, from when we first looked around to our actually day was incredible. When we first visited Bignor we absolutely loved the place and knew it would be amazing for our day, but above all else we both knew that you would be someone we could trust to do an incredible job and you really did. So thank you so much for being such a positive part of such a special experience that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.’ Lucy and Raj, Bride and Groom August 2014
‘We all felt that Saturday was a triumph, and a lot of that is down to you! Your insight, patience, organization, efficiency and kindness were wonderful – thank you so much from us all.’ Mary, Mother of the Bride August 2014
‘We had such a wonderful day, thank you! It feels a little bit like dream now, but really the absolute best day of my life, and your help, advice and guidance was part of that, so thank you again.’ Bride Sarah, July 2014
‘The whole experience of working with you has been a pleasure - we have always felt so welcome and at ease! We fell in love with Bignor on the very first visit, it is such an incredible venue, with such beautiful surroundings. We were so pleased with how it all went on the day, it felt like it all came together perfectly, even the weather helped us along! Everyone was so complimentary of the beautiful stables, gardens, setting and house! We couldn't have been happier and on our honeymoon we decided we wouldn't have changed a thing!’ Amy and James, Bride and Groom June 2014
‘We can never thank you enough for everything you did on the 14th and before hand to make it such a wonderful day. Everyone said how beautiful they thought Bignor was and I'm so glad the weather cleared so we got to enjoy the gardens as well.’ Bride Lucy, June 2014
‘Thank you very much for all your hard work in making our wedding day so very special. We, along with all our guests had the most wonderful day and we wouldn’t have asked for a more stunning location. Everything from the setting, to the beautifully kept gardens, to the seamless organization ad calmness of Louise, to the patience or Kirsten and Mark at midnight all made for a truly memorable day. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place in which to celebrate our marriage.’ Olivia and Alex, Bride and Groom May 2014
‘We want to give you a massive thank you for everything you did to make our day perfect. We are so thankful to you and the Mersey family for letting us splash Rob and my personality over Bignor Park - everyone was raving over it!’ Claire, Bride April 2014
'The wedding was amazing - I really couldn't have hoped for a better venue. The gardens and views are stunning and looked even better when the sun was shining for us! The organisation of the day was great - I didn't feel worried that anything would go wrong as I felt that everyone knew what was meant to happen and that is largely thanks to you. Thank you so much for all your help!' Claire, Bride September 2013
'Thank you for all your support, contacts and help on the day, it was really appreciated. I am so pleased we chose Bignor Park for our wedding - it is such an amazing venue which everyone has not stopped talking about. We will definitely be back in the future for a picnic and reminisce.' Victoria and Jon, Bride and Groom August 2013
'Thank you so much for all your help to ensure our day with you at Bignor was perfect.' Sarah and Brendan, Bride and Groom July 2013
'What a pleasure it was to document Sarah and Brendan’s beautiful day at Bignor Park. Rarely have I come across such a unique and beautiful setting; the house, gardens and views are a breathtaking backdrop for wedding photography.' Abi Cole, The Cole Portfolio.
'I just wanted to say thank you for making our dream wedding come to life. It really was something out of a fairytale. Everybody fell in love with the gardens and how incredibly beautiful the grounds, marquee and stables looked. We CAN NOT wait to see the photos and video of our day - massive thank you to you!' Lauren and Fred, Bride and Groom June 2013
'We just had the most wonderful day - thank you for everything you did, we were in such good hands.' Emily, Bride April 2013
'Thanks for all your efforts at Emily and Dennis's wedding, you really helped make the day go well.' Trevor – Father of the bride.
'An enormous thank you for ALL that you did to make Jessie and Will's wedding day the happiest of days. They absolutely loved every minute and wished it would never end. You have been unendingly helpful, enthusiastic, efficient and just altogether great over the last few months and often went above and beyond, sending us lovely pictures of the building works etc. Bignor is the most beautiful place and I think everyone was blown away by it. Most of all, we will remember the welcoming feel of it. Thank you, thank you.' Susie and David - Parents of the Bride, October 2012
'I just wanted to write to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all your help. The wedding really was the best day of our lives and that is largely thanks to you and the venue and the fact that you were so kind and relaxed about us setting up early and then there on the day to make sure everything ran smoothly. I can't really believe that it's all over now - feels like some sort of amazing dream!' Jessie - Bride, October 2012
'The wedding feels like a dream now, in a good way! It was such an amazing day, all our hard work paid off and I feel everyone had a good time. The whole day went so quickly but we had such fun, what a privilege to be surrounded by all your friends and family in their finery wishing you the best for the future. Thank you so much for all your hard work making the day happen. I am not sure we will ever appreciate how much work you put in as it all happened so seamlessly, we were thrilled with everything that Bignor offered and your relaxed attitude to everything was completely in keeping with what we wanted; you do a fantastic job there.' Jess and Simon - Bride and Groom, September 2012
'Wow, well our wedding day was absolutely perfect! We have had so many compliments from our guests about the stunning venue of Bignor Park, and although we might be a little biased, we really do feel it's the perfect setting for a wedding! We are so grateful for all your help and advice in the run up to the day. Bignor will always hold special memories for us and we really do feel privileged to have been able to celebrate our marriage there.' Lorna and Lee - Bride and Groom, June 2012
'Right from the first day we came to Bignor I was totally overwhelmed by it and I just knew it was perfect for us. We wanted something unique and romantic that fitted with us and who we are. And once we had found it, you were all the icing on the cake. The way you run it and your attitude to us as a couple is not replicated anywhere else. You genuinely made us feel like Bignor was ours for a while and your generosity with letting us come there and bring our wedding party / photographers / florist etc. to show them around was so wonderful and made the whole process so much easier. Even with the biblical rain and all the craziness that came before and during it, I just don't regret choosing Bignor Park at all. I tried to imagine myself somewhere else with different people in charge and a much more limited set of options and I just couldn't. So rain or no rain, Bignor was still our dream. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support, help, patience, advice.. and for Bignor Park.' Jo and Jimmy - Bride and Groom, June 2012
'It was the best day ever - everyone was blown away by Bignor and it was just the most romantic setting! Thank you for all your help.' Kelly and Jack - Bride and Groom, May 2012
‘Thank you for all your efforts – the wedding day turned out to be a wonderful occasion with much laughter and happiness. The sun coming out when it did was a miracle and it was an absolute pleasure to see the beautiful formal gardens in bloom. All the grounds looked fantastic and our guests were very appreciative of them.’ Mandy and Martin – Parents of the Bride, September 2011
‘Just a short note to say a massive thank you for allowing us to celebrate our wedding at Bignor Park. We thought the venue was perfect, and we thoroughly appreciate all the time and effort that went into the preparation. Luckily the weather turned out in our favour and, together with your beautiful grounds, provided us with so many wonderful photographs. We have no doubt that Bignor Park will be in great demand for future weddings.’ Letitia and Gareth – Bride and Groom, July 2011
‘The venue did so much to make it special. The gardens looked absolutely beautiful – a testament to all the hard work that was put in, and guests enjoyed wandering around them with a glass of fizz in hand! Bignor Park is the perfect wedding venue – I cannot imagine a more stunning setting. You were also so kind and helpful along the way. You could not have been more generous with your time and welcomed us whenever we needed to visit in the planning stages. Many, many thanks to each of you.’ Sally – Mother of the Bride, July 2011
‘I do not believe there is a more beautiful place to marry than Bignor. Imagine your ceremony taking place in the prettiest and most romantic of English gardens, with the birds singing and the wind blowing through the trees. Then onto the vast lawns for your reception, with acres of rolling Sussex countryside as far as the eye can see and the imposing house as a backdrop. We married at Bignor in the summer of 2010. It was like being in a dream. We loved the informality of marrying in a garden. We loved the ease of having a marquee in the grounds, so our guests and their children could wander freely. The owners of Bignor were a dream to work with. Nothing was too much trouble. I cannot recommend it highly enough. We didn't want to leave and neither did our guests.’ Sally – Bride, July 2010
‘Our wedding at Bignor Park was stunning. We took away with us some truly special memories and can't thank the team enough for making sure everything on the day ran smoothly. We feel very lucky to have spent our wedding day with our friends and family surrounded by the beauty of Bignor Park.’ Lucy – Bride, September 2007
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